The Swiss watch brand Longines expands its Heritage collection by reissuing a legendary chronograph with a design inspired from the pilot watches of 1930s.
The Longines Avigation BigEye is inspired by a chronograph whose aesthetic is typical of the great age of aviation. True to the spirit of pilots’ watches, this model displays a very readable dial with a focus on the minute counter and impressive push buttons that enable the wearer to handle them while wearing gloves.
The 41 mm diameter case of The Longines Avigation BigEye houses a L688 column wheel chronograph movement produced exclusively for Longines. Its semi-glossy black dial is decorated with Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova©, and displays a small second hand at 9 o’clock as well as a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
The oversized 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock adds a touch of aesthetic originality to this timepiece. The domed sapphire crystal front glass and brown leather watch strap add vintage elegance to the piece.
The Longines Avigation BigEye
Reference number: L2.8188.8.131.52/4
Self-winding mechanical movement with column wheel chronograph mechanism
Calibre L688.2 (ETA A08.L01)
13¼ lines, 27 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour
54 hours of power reserve
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central 60-second hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Round, 41 mm, steel
Domed sapphire crystal with several layers of anti-reflective treatment
Special engraving on the caseback
Water resistance: To 3 bar (30 metres)
Semi-glossy black dial, 9 Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova©
Hands: Sand-blasted and rhodium-plated, hour and minutes hands coated with SuperLuminova®
Brown leather (calf) with buckle